Concern Worldwide, a company limited by guarantee and exempted from using the word "limited", Reg. No. 39647. Reg. Charity No. CHY 5745,
Registered in Ireland, Registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Phone: +353 1 417 7700
Fear of more flooding in Pakistan
Concern Worldwide continues to deliver aid in Pakistan. However, there are fears of further flooding over the coming days.
We have already distributed emergency supplies to over 4,000 people. These supplies include hygiene kits with soap, toothbrushes, sanitary towels, candles and detergent as well as blankets and plastic sheeting.
We are also setting up mobile health tents to treat and prevent the spread of diseases including malaria and diarrhoea. Despite water receding in some areas, the situation remains dire. Once immediate needs are addressed over the coming weeks, a more long-term approach will be required.
Mubashir spoke about the scale of this disaster:
In Charsadda, 85 to 90% of houses have been destroyed by the flood water. People didn’t have the opportunity to salvage anything. Full crops of sugar cane, maize and vegetables, large numbers of livestock have been lost also.
This tragedy comes on the back of other disasters like the 2005 earthquake and the conflict in 2009. Over 60% of the population in Pakistan live on less than $2 per day and three million people have been affected by the flooding already. The generous support of Concern’s emergency appeal is greatly appreciated.